About the EDC

An EU library close to home

The European Documentation Centre (EDC) at University and State Library Darmstadt helps universities and research institutes to promote and develop education and research on European integration. We encourage debates on European topics and help citizens to find out about the Union's policies.

How we work

The EDC can be seen as a local EU library. We offer online access to EU sources as well as a collection of printed publications. We provide support and advice concerning EU policy areas, legislation and treaties, funding and grants. We help with enquiries ranging from straightforward document searches to in-depth research on European topics, whether online or print.

Topics covered

We collect official EU publications as well as statistics, studies and official documents on European integration. The EDC covers all EU policies as well as more general information.